James Standley

About James Standley (0)

I joined BBC Sport working for the website back in 2001 and am one of a number of journalists who help out with the rugby union coverage.

I started my career on the Maidenhead Advertiser before joining the-then Mirror Group after a brief spell at the Press Association.

After the failed re-launch of the Sporting Life I worked on a number of Mirror Group publications, including a memorable week on the news desk of the Sunday People.

Like most sports journalists I’m a frustrated player who lacked only the pace, power and ability to get right to the top.

A non-tackling fly-half, my rugby career was stymied at a young age by my inability to last a match without getting injured, although now I am officially a sporting veteran I am considering returning for one last fling.

James Standley is a BBC Sport journalist based in London.

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